• Lynn v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-05-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donald Samuel (Garland Samuel & Loeb PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Mahoney (Office of the District Attorney, Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A2117

    The trial court reversibly erred in excluding certain testimony as hearsay, because the evidence was not hearsay, as it was not offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted but rather to show its effect on defendant's state of mind and its impact on his later actions; the evidence was relevant; and it was not cumulative of other admitted evidence.